4 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on January 17, 2014 in the Black Sea countries’ region / Map


According to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center, there were 4 earthquakes with the magnitude of more than 3.0 on January 17, 2014 (according to Coordinated Universal Time – UTC) in the Black Sea countries’ region.

 The strongest ones, with the magnitude 3.5, took place in Dodecanese Islands, Greece.

Date & Time, UTC

Latitude

Longitude

Depth, km

Mag

Region name

2014-01-17   22:26:43.0

36.57

N

25.74

E

8

3.5

DODECANESE ISLANDS, GREECE

2014-01-17   17:09:18.0

34.96

N

23.35

E

26

3.3

CRETE, GREECE

2014-01-17   16:52:01.4

39.12

N

40.98

E

3

3.2

EASTERN TURKEY

2014-01-17   10:45:03.0

37.39

N

26.96

E

2

3.3

DODECANESE ISLANDS, GREECE

 

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BSNews Reference Note:

Earthquake Hypocenter - the point  of the beginning of a fault.

Earthquake Epicenter - the projection of the hypocenter onto the Earth's surface

Earthquake Magnitude - the amount of energy released by an earthquake in the form of seismic waves.

Earthquake intensity - a measure of amount of the earth tremors at the territory, covered by the earthquake; depends on of the magnitude and depth of the hypocenter.
Different countries use different scales of earthquake intensity. In Europe, Russia and the United States a 12-point scale is used.

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